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French Cinematheque: A MAN AND A WOMAN (1966)

DIRECTED BY: Claude Lelouch

STARRING: Anouk Aimee, Jean-Louis Trintignant



Co-presented by Focus on French Cinema

Post-film discussion hosted by Joe Meyers of the CT Post

Director Claude Lelouch, the 2016 Focus on French Cinema guest of honor, scored a critical and audience smash in 1966 with A MAN AND A WOMAN, which earned him two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film) and grossed $14 million in the United States alone. Lelouch also became one of the rare foreign language filmmakers to be nominated for an Oscar® for Best Director and his leading lady Anouk Aimée earned a Best Actress nomination. The lushly photographed love story about Anne, a recently widowed film script supervisor, and Jean-Louis, a race car driver, won over romantics of all ages. The picture played for more than a year at the Paris Theatre in New York and duplicated that popularity all over the United States, turning up at suburban and small town theaters that had never booked a French film. Francis Lai’s ultra-catchy musical score became a chart-topping hit album all over the world (earning him his first Hollywood gig on LOVE STORY a few years later). In 2016 Lelouch supervised a digital restoration of his classic drama and took it back to the Cannes Film Festival where the movie had won the Palme d’Or 50 years earlier.


LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles


RUNNING TIME: 102 minutes






$8-13, $8 for Alliance Francaise Members




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